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March 20, 2002

More postseason honors for Albert and Pelletier

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three more organizations have announced 2001-02 season honors for women's basketball, and two Plymouth State College student-athletes were recognized for their contributions to PSC's outstanding campaign.

Junior forward Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) and junior point guard Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.), First Team Little East Conference All-Stars the past two years, were both selected as ECAC Division III New England All-Stars, Albert to the Third Team and Pelletier receiving Honorable Mention. Albert also was named First Team All-Northeast by D3hoops.com and All-District 1 by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association of America (WBCA).

Albert and Pelletier were the key players on a Panther team that matched school record for wins in a season, compiling a 21-8 overall record under fourth-year head coach Lauren Lavigne. PSC earned the top seed in the ECAC New England tournament, and captured the first post-season title in program history with consecutive tourney wins over Coast Guard, Keene State and Babson.

Albert, who was also named First Team All-New England by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA), averaged 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Panthers. She shot 50 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free throw line, ranking among the regional leaders in both departments. She has 1,197 career points heading into her senior year, second on PSC's all-time scoring list and 67 points shy of the career scoring record.

Pelletier provides the Panthers with a strong all-around game at point guard, as she has averaged more than 12 points, five rebounds and four assists the past two seasons. She was one of the top three-point shooters in the conference this season, making 41 baskets from beyond the arc at a 42.3 percent clip. Her 117 assists this year was only eight shy of the single-season school record, but she set the career assist mark earlier this season and she now has 325 helpers. With 931 career points, Pelletier is also 69 points short of becoming the eighth woman in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

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